Action Cams.

Postby The Padre on Thu 7/Apr/11 3:56pm

Does anyone know where I could get an Action cam from plse. It needs to be able to be strapped to my MTB helmet or the bars, does not necessarily need to be waterproof but would be a bonus.

Ive seen one at Noel lemmings or something but not keen on the $600 out lay and don't need 720p, even VGA would suffice. Anyone know of any more reasonably priced ones plse plse??
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby onerahi on Thu 7/Apr/11 4:55pm

Go Pro,
youtube it, really good camera setup around $700 with all the mounts and casings....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMhj_cliAoE
a test run we did.... :)
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby wgtngrl on Thu 7/Apr/11 5:28pm

That's awesome!!!

+1 for GoPro. 8min of Makara action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XJXTq9QQOk
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby EoinC on Thu 7/Apr/11 5:36pm

wgtngrl wrote:That's awesome!!!

+1 for GoPro. 8min of Makara action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XJXTq9QQOk
+ another 1 for GoPro. Excellent bundles of attachments. I also got another underwater housing for the GoPro from Sartek, which gets rid of the crappy underwater focus issue.
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby onerahi on Fri 8/Apr/11 7:48am

go pro 3D, how good is that...
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby Conners on Fri 8/Apr/11 8:06am

The Padre wrote:don't need 720p, even VGA would suffice. Anyone know of any more reasonably priced ones plse plse??

See if you can track down a VholdR - it's the old standard definition version of the ContourHD. (same housing, different guts)
I've got one, it does everything I need. Sure the footage doesn't look as sharp as what comes out of the new hi-def cameras (ContourHD and GoPro), but sounds like you don't want something super fruity.

Sample of my footage here:


and a review I put up on Vorb over here.

Unsure if they're still available new though? You may find someone looking at doing an upgrade to HD and wanting to flick off their older camera though.
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby Conners on Fri 8/Apr/11 8:09am

wgtngrl wrote:That's awesome!!!

+1 for GoPro. 8min of Makara action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XJXTq9QQOk

Surely you've compressed the buggery out of that before upload?
Or is it a setting at my end thats cutting it back to only 240p?
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby wgtngrl on Fri 8/Apr/11 9:18am

More likely something in my settings... not sure sorry. Pretty safe to say it's not an area of expertise!
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby ThingOne on Fri 8/Apr/11 9:59am

My brother gave me a Contour HD 1080p cam for my Birthday, I couldnt be more happy with it. Very nice surprise.

I like the way I can strap it to the side of my helmet so its a bit more sleek and less obvious that the GO Pro, I reckon the GO Pro looks more susceptiable to being hit by overhead branches etc.

The Coutour HD does have an annoyance that the battery cover often gets dislodged when you switch the unit on and off, but you get used to it and adjust.

I think video quality wise probably very similar.
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby The Padre on Fri 8/Apr/11 10:46am

Thanks but 700 for a cam!? >_<

Too much for me :(
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby Conners on Fri 8/Apr/11 11:22am


BAM - that's a smoking hot deal right thurrr...

Padre - you can take my VholdR off my hands for $300 if you like :sly:
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby The Padre on Fri 8/Apr/11 11:25am

Conners wrote:

BAM - that's a smoking hot deal right thurrr...

Padre - you can take my VholdR off my hands for $300 if you like :sly:



Hmm tempting, what part of NZ are you in?
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby Conners on Fri 8/Apr/11 11:32am

Tauranga...
(was thinking out loud more than anything though!)
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Re: Action Cams.

Postby The Padre on Fri 8/Apr/11 12:26pm

Conners wrote:Tauranga...
(was thinking out loud more than anything though!)


:sneaky:
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